Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A Moly Experience

As Odysseus nears Circe's house in Homer's Odyssey, Hermes, Greek messenger of the Gods, gives him the flower, moly. This will protect Odysseus from the witch's magic.

Homer describes moly, "The root was black, while the flower was as white as milk; the gods call it moly, dangerous for a mortal man to pluck from the soil, but not for the deathless gods. All lies within their power."

James Joyce wrote about this invisible influence as prayer, chance, agility, and presence of mind. Hermetic gifts are those fertile coincidences that lead to creation, not chaos. As a result of references to the magical moly, people began saying, "Holy Moly" to denote something extraordinary.  

Discover the extraordinary. Write a moly experience of creation.

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